Passage of Hungarian musician, composer Béla Bartok commemorated in Algeria


Hungarian ambassador to Algeria Helga Katalin Pritz said, Saturday night in Biskra, that Algeria and Hungary “share cultural and historical relations”.

The diplomat said, during her visit to the province of Biskra, coinciding with the celebration of the 105th anniversary of the passage of the Hungarian musician and composer Béla Bartok (1881-1945) in the capital of the Ziban, that “a solid friendship and strong links between Algeria and Hungary and the musical works of Béla Bartok constitute a common wealth linking the two countries “.

She added that this pianist and composer who brought with him to Biskra recordings of 119 pieces of folk music from Eastern Europe and drew on the heritage of the region of Biskra to compose symphonies which conquered the world and delighted the audience in theaters in the East and West.

The Ambassador of Hungary to Algeria laid a wreath at the fresco at the entrance of the Transat Hotel, commemorating the passage of Béla Bartok to Biskra before visiting the pavilion where this world-renowned music composer had stayed in the capital of Ziban in 1913, to collect popular songs from the regions of Sidi Okba, Biskra, Tolga and El Kantara.






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